Phil Timyan is a private investor and hedge fund manager with over 25 years professional experience in community bank stock investment and shareholder activism. Over the years, Timyan has filed 13-Ds in ALGC, HRTB, FSVB, GSLA, RFSV, COMB, and RYFL. In 2003, he helped recap COMB by buying a 9.9% stake and joining their Board until its sale in 2006 to SUPR. He is currently serving on the boards of RYFL and Royal Bank. Since his graduation in the 1980s with a BA in General Business Administration and an MBA in Finance from Michigan State University, Timyan's career has included stints as a: Registered Representative for Oppenheimer & Co in Chicago, IL Securities Analyst for Feshbach Bros./Stockbridge Partners in Palo Alto, CA Securities Analyst/Portfolio Manager for GW Ringoen & Co in San Francisco, CA Founder of two hedge funds, Sands Point Partners LLC and Riggs Qualified Partners LLC
“The way to win is to work, work, work, work and hope to have a few insights.”
– Charlie Munger
“People err who think my art comes easily to me. I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to compositions as I. There is not a famous master whose music I have not industriously studied through many times.”
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong."
- John Maynard Keynes
My time frame for looking at an investment would generally be between two to five years.
Ian’s Insider Corner research focuses primarily on long-term dividend-paying companies with stable and reliable growth, stocks suitable for individual retirement accounts. Ian also looks for “niche” shorter-term trading opportunities, and coverage. During the 3-years Ian worked at Kerrisdale Capital, the New York-based activist hedge fund had great success exposing fraudulent companies. Kerrisdale Capital returned almost 200% in 2011, and more than 300% in total. Ian Bezek offers in-depth coverage of all the stocks in his “IMF” portfolio.
Analyzing and investing in banks and financial services companies on both the sell and buy side for nearly 20 years, I'm passionate about investing in this complex industry. I manage a long/short hedge fund focused on the financial services sector, and consult with other funds, individuals and organizations about the industry. I am formally a private equity investor in banks and bank director.
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As investors know the banking industry is rapidly consolidating. We went form 14,000 banks in the 1980s to ~6,000 banks today. And regulators have made it clear they would prefer if the US banking industry had closer to 1,500 banks. What happens to the excess banks? They'll be sold and rolled up as management teams retire, as Boards tire of endless regulation, or as these banks are outpaced by technology.
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Mr. Wagner is responsible for conducting research and analysis for the Small Cap Value and Small Cap High Dividend strategies.
Prior to joining Opus, Mr. Wagner held various finance- and accounting related roles for Chemed Corporation. He is currently a CFA Level III candidate, and a member of the CFA Society of Cincinnati. Mr. Wagner earned his BS in Accounting and BBA in Finance from the University of Kentucky. He also earned his MBA in Finance from Xavier University.